General taxi information and ranks

We are responsible for licensing two types of vehicle - hackney carriages and private hire vehicles.

  • Hackney carriages
    These all display a sign on the roof, have a black plate on the back of the car and blue plates on the front doors. They can operate from taxi ranks or be flagged down in the street
  • Private hire vehicles
    These have white plates at the back and red plates on the front door. They must be pre-booked through an operator and cannot be flagged down in the street

Both types can only be driven by a driver licensed by Harrogate Borough Council. Drivers must wear ID badges where they can easily be seen by the public.

Basic guidance relating to private hire plying for hire and touting.

Taxi ranks

We operate taxi ranks at:

  • Station Parade, Harrogate
  • Cambridge Road, Harrogate
  • James Street, Harrogate
  • Alexandra Road, Harrogate
  • Montpellier Gardens, Harrogate
  • Montpellier Road (George Hotel), Harrogate
  • West Park (Cenotaph), Harrogate
  • Parliament Street, Harrogate (6pm-8am)
  • Market Place, Knaresborough
  • Market Place, Ripon

Wheelchair accessible vehicles

If you require a wheelchair accessible vehicle, the following providers may be able to help: (please remember to discuss the type and size of the wheelchair to ensure that an appropriate vehicle is provided)

  • A'N'B Cars, Ripon 01765 603020
  • Arrow Cars, Ripon 01765 608080
  • Blueline Taxis, Harrogate 01423 530830
  • Call It Cars, Knaresborough 01423 863863
  • Central Radio Cars, Harrogate 01423 505050
  • Freedom Taxis, Harrogate 01423 595959
  • Mainline taxis, Harrogate 01423 555555
  • Mr E Dawson, Harrogate 07971 023724
  • Mr Stelling, Ripon 01765 603171 / 07824 467636
  • Mr Whitehead, Harrogate/Knaresborough 01423 298982 / 07950 173630
  • Single Time Taxis, Harrogate/Knaresborough 01423 369469
  • Spa Taxis, Harrogate 01423 501501